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$50,000 Fundraising Goal Exceeded

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We met our fundraising goal! As of April 24, we have deposited $50,150 in receipts restricted to the Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Grant, exceeding our first goal of raising $50,000 by May 1, 2017. This means NEH will match that with a $50,000 deposit to our account. Read more about our Young Readers Initiative on the SDHC blog

Thank you to our generous donors who helped us meet our goal! Click below for the full list of donors. 

*DONOR LIST*

We are now working to meet our second goal of raising another $50,000 in matching NEH funds by May 1, 2018. To assist with that effort, please click below. 

Advocacy Alert: We Need Your Help!

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Please visit our advocacy page below to find out how you can advocate for humanities and speak out against the recently proposed elimination of the NEH in the federal budget. 

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Blog

  1. Whichever side of the federal funding for the arts and humanities debate you stand on...please inform yourself of what is at stake locally. Continue Reading

  2. The Humanities indiscriminately touch all of us. They help us understand and experience what makes us human. I was introduced to the humanities, without knowing it, in grade school. Continue Reading

  3. Why is the budget proposal calling for entirely eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities such a terrible idea? Continue Reading

  4. This past year has been my first full year as a board member of the South Dakota Humanities Council. It's been a great experience, and I'm just beginning to see the make-up of those who apply for grant funding and what sort of projects people invest their hearts and souls into. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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Apr
1:30 pm | Faulkton Community Center
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Apr
7:00 pm | Volstorff Ballroom, Student Union, SDSU
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May
8:00 am | Crazy Horse School
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May
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May
1:00 pm | Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center
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May
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May
10:30 am | Tri-Sate Museum and Visitors Center
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May

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison